Looking back at 50 years of James Bond music
November 6, 2012
Our guest, JON BURLINGAME, ponders whether James Bond‚Äôs father, Ian Fleming, would have imagined the billion-dollar industry he created when he first sat down in 1952 to write ‚ÄúCasino Royale.‚ÄĚ Part of the Bond legacy, in addition to Q‚Äôs innovative murderous gadgets and toxic ‚ÄúBond Girls,‚ÄĚ is the music. Burlingame, a film historian and music writer, has a new book on the 50th anniversary of the 007 franchise, ‚ÄúThe Music of James Bond.‚ÄĚ The new film, ‚ÄúSkyfall,‚ÄĚ is released this week, with a new song by the British singer, Adele.
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